Some animals are more equal than others. That, in one sentence, is the essence of identity politics.
Facebook is embarking on a major overhaul of its algorithms that detect hate speech, according to internal documents, reversing years of so-called “race-blind” practices.
In other words, banning all racism now gives way to banning only the racism that lefties think is ban while turning a blind eye to the racism it thinks is good.
In the first phase of the project, which was announced internally to a small group in October, engineers said they had changed the company’s systems to deprioritize policing contemptuous comments about “Whites,” “men” and “Americans.” Facebook still considers such attacks to be hate speech, and users can still report it to the company. However, the company’s technology now treats them as “low-sensitivity” — or less likely to be harmful — so that they are no longer automatically deleted by the company’s algorithms. That means roughly 10,000 fewer posts are now being deleted each day, according to the documents.
It means that a social media monopoly which controls some 80% of the market will be a safe space for hating America and white people.
The new marker distinguishes between the bigotry that Facebook wants to ban because it’s “harmful to society” and the “men are trash” segment (yes, they called it that) where “our enforcement undermines our legitimacy”.
In other words, the stuff that lefties think is valid.